I’m brand new to Ganoksin. I’m a an art student studying
metalsmithing at a university and am preparing to attend Tucson for
the first time. I hope to qualify for entrance into the GJX and AGTA
wholesale shows. (I have a tax i.d. #) Assuming I get in, my
question is this: Will dealers accept Visa or cash only or both? Are
the prices better if you have cash vs. credit?
Another concern (even though it may seem petty.) Will I be treated
more professionally if I am dressed in “business casual” attire when
dealing with high-end gem dealers? Or is it “anything goes” in terms
of dress code? I want to establish business relationships with
specific dealers and want to be treated well, even though I am an
individual designer new to the industry and not a huge company.
Any advice on how to transport purchases from show to show, not only
for safety but convenience as well? (i.e. pilot’s bag, messenger
bag, gem storage containers)
And lastly, I only have three days to attend. GJX and AGTA are my
priorities for Day 1 and Day 2. What should be the show not to miss
for Day 3?
I wish I could take Karen Christians “Taste of Tucson” class but
alas, I am arriving the day it is being offered.
I am intimidated at the prospect of attending these shows so
inexperienced and can obviously use advice from seasoned show